Need help choosing between 2 B450 motherboards

I need help deciding which one to get. I don't see a big difference, but I would like someone to see if there's something I am missing. From what I can read, there seems to be more "cooling" options on the Aorus? Is it worth to spend an extra $10 on the "Aorus M" over the "DS3H"? I am using this for gaming mostly. here is a list of my current build (the motherboard is undecided of course) https://pcpartpicker.com/user/jonpdeleon/saved/#view=tGzCbv

Here are the motherboards:
https://www.microcenter.com/product/510208/b450m-ds3h-am4-matx-amd-motherboard
https://www.microcenter.com/product/510207/b450-aorus-m-am4-matx-amd-motherboard

One more thing: Under the specs and memory type for these boards, they have specific "memory types" for the dd4. My ram is DDR4 2666mhz, and it is not listed on what the memory type for the boards are. Are all DDR4 mhz types compatible with these boards? Excuse my ignorance. Thank you!
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  1. I would get the Aurous for future upgradeability with the improved VRM. Your RAM should work fine.
  2. I would do like this, change the CPU to a 8 core Ryzen 7 1700 (you save 25$) and buy a decent B450 with good VRMs like the B450 Gaming K4.
  3. ohenryy said:
    I would do like this, change the CPU to a 8 core Ryzen 7 1700 (you save 25$) and buy a decent B450 with good VRMs like the B450 Gaming K4.


    Best bang for buck suggestion so far i.e. get more cores and a better motherboard....hope you've not made your purchase yet for a lot of deals are starting to come through
    Example: https://www.amazon.com/dp/b06xq5v3r4/?tag=extension-kb-... which a far better motherboard [VRM wise] than the listed 2 above though it costs $100 and its ATX
    While the Ryzen 2000 series clock faster than 1st gen Ryzens, the 1700 offers you 2 cores four threads extra
    The 1st gen Ryzens are better suited for manual overclocking to help you squeeze the max out of your CPUs
    That's more longevity there beyond strictly gaming
    If you have the ballistix memory already, fingers crossed it will work
    If not, check the QVL list of motherboard you'll eventually get
    All this are suggestions, the choice is yours to make though
    Good luck
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